1 And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he
had married; for he had married a Cushite woman.
2 And they said, Has Jehovah indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken
through us also? And Jehovah heard it.
3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, more than any man on the face of the earth.)
4 And Jehovah suddenly said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, Come out, you three, to the
tent of meeting! And the three came out.
5 And Jehovah came down in the pillar of the cloud and stood in the door of the tent, and
summoned Aaron and Miriam; and they both went forward.
6 And He said, Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, Jehovah, reveal
Myself to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream.
7 Not so with My servant Moses! He is faithful in all My house.
8 I speak with him mouth to mouth, even by appearance, and not in riddles; and he looks
upon the form of Jehovah. Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant
9 And the anger of Jehovah burned against them, and He departed.
10 And when the cloud departed from above the tent, behold Miriam was leprous as
snow. And Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she had leprosy.
11 And Aaron said to Moses, Oh my lord I beseech you! Do not lay this sin upon us, in
which we have done foolishly and in which we have sinned.
12 I beseech you, do not let her be as one dead, whose flesh is half consumed when he
comes out of his mother's womb!
13 And Moses cried out to Jehovah, saying, Please heal her, O Mighty God, I pray!
14 And Jehovah said to Moses, If her father had but spat in her face, would she not be
ashamed seven days? Let her be shut out of the camp seven days, and afterward she shall
be brought in.
15 And Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days, and the people did not journey till
Miriam was brought in.
16 And afterward the people set out from Hazeroth and encamped in the wilderness of